Scholarship Opportunities 2018-06-06T09:58:54+00:00

  • General Information:

    Seniors can search for available scholarships under the State, National, and Scholarship Search Sites tabs below.   Juniors, start planning for college now.  Take the SAT/ACT test at the end of your junior year and again at the beginning of your senior year.  Keep your academic resume updated.  A helpful resource available to you is the “Letter of Recommendation Request packet” (counselors require you to have this packet completed when asking for a letter of recommendation and many teachers will ask for this information as well)  You may pick this packet up in the counseling center from Mrs. Abdou.  Freshman, Sophomore and Junior students should keep a log of  volunteer, sports and club activities.  You will be able to use these logs when you are completing scholarship and college applications your senior year.  

    Fill out the FAFSA: Students applying for scholarships/college need to fill out the FAFSA. FAFSA opens October 1, 2017.

    Link to FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/ 

    Register with NCAA: Student Athletes who are interested in playing sports at a Division I or II University need to register with the NCAA by the end of your junior year in high school. Link to NCAA: www.eligibilitycenter.org

    Chemeketa Scholars information:

    Chemeketa Scholars Info

    https://www.chemeketa.edu/cost-aid/chemeketa-scholars/

     

  • LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP LIST:

    Please note: we will update the local scholarship list as  we gather updated information from our scholarship donors.  Scholarships that have been updated for the class of 2018 have “Class of 2018” added to the scholarship title.


    Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria:

    1. Any graduating student or college student who is a resident in Linn, Marion, or Polk counties
    2. If you had your senior portraits taken at Stro’s Photography with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    3. Applicant must prove an interest in the automotive hobby or enroll in automotive classes in an institution or higher education (includes community colleges and trade schools).

    Scholarship amount: $400.00

    Application due date: April 15

    Link: http://www.stros.biz


    Castilla Orthodontic Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship:  A $500.00 one-time scholarship made out to your college or university.

    Scholarship criteria: High school senior, from Marion or Polk County, with academics in good standing; a minimum of 3.0 GPA.  Applicant must be planning to attend a college or university.  Please include any community service.

    Application due date:  April 30, 2018

    LinkCastilla Orthodontics Scholarship Application


    Darrin Ulven Memorial Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Student must be part of a metalworking and/or automotive program with the intention of entering a vocational field involving one or both.

    Scholarship amount: $1,500.00

    Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for applicationThe Darrin Ulven Memorial Scholarship Application


    Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    The Elizabeth A. Hoke Scholarship was established to honor the legacy and memory of Elizabeth Hoke.

    About Elizabeth

    September 12, 1999 – September 22, 2017

    Elizabeth was born on September 12, 1999 in Silverton, Oregon and spent her entire life living and loving her family’s farm. Elizabeth graduated Valedictorian from Silverton High School in June 2017 and was starting her college career at Western Oregon University focusing on her love for biology. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Silverton.

    Elizabeth enjoyed reading, dancing, singing, spending time with both her family and friends. Her latest passions were drawing, photography and her senior year she played tennis at SHS. She had a true thirst for knowledge and knowing the world. Elizabeth started her travel journeys when she was very young, 6, seeing most of the United States, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Canada. After graduating from Silverton high school, Elizabeth took a month long trip to Southeast Asia. She lived her dreams every day! Elizabeth had the kindest heart that spread joy to everyone she touched. Her smile brought warmth to all it shined on and her words were always filled with gratitude and kindness.  – from The Elizabeth A. Hoke Memorial Trust.  Used by permission.

    Elizabeth was lost tragically in an automobile accident while on her way to her first week of college.

    About the Scholarship

    Applications will be accepted between March 1, 2018 and April 16, 2018.  Must be received by or delivered to the delivery address by April 16, 2018.  Office closes at 5:00 p.m.; Drive-up closes at 5:30 p.m.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Must be attending public or private school in these Oregon school districts:  Silver Falls School District, Mt. Angel School District and North Santiam 29J School District.  Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2018.

    SELECTION

    The criteria for selection will be:

    1.     Active participation in one of the nine participation areas below (choose one).

    2.    Grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

    Financial need will be taken into consideration but is not a requirement to receive the award.

    Relatives of the Scholarship Review Committee are not eligible to receive the scholarship.

    AMOUNT AND PURPOSE

    There are nine participation areas (see below).  Students are to choose one – and only one – of the participation areas as the area in which they have been most involved or that means the most to them.  One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each participation area.  The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.

    A bonus opportunity is available for the areas of Music and Dance.  The amount of each bonus scholarship is $1,000.  The winner of the bonus scholarship may be the same as or different from the scholarship winner in that area.

    Should no applications be received for one or more of the participation areas, the scholarship committee has the discretion to make more than one award from another participation area or to award fewer awards.

    This scholarship may be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees, and will be paid directly to your college or university for your benefit.

    PARTICIPATION AREAS

    Choose the one area that means the most to you or in which you have been the most involved.  Your participation in this area may have occurred at school or in the community, or both.

    Music – for a student who demonstrates a love for music regardless of chosen college major. Students applying in this area may also apply for a bonus opportunity by creating a short video clip of themselves whistling “Jingle Bells (Dashing through the Snow).”  Details are on the scholarship application.

    Dance – for a student who understands what it means to dance in the rain and who has an enthusiasm for both life and dance. Students applying in this area may also apply for a bonus opportunity by creating a short video clip of themselves dancing in the rain.  Details are on the scholarship application.

    Arts – for a student demonstrating a love for and a pursuit of any area of the creative arts.

    Foreign Language – for a student who has the intention of putting foreign language skills into action.

    Sports – for a student who participated in sports during high school and demonstrated a desire to play hard and give great effort.

    Future Farmers of America – for a student who participated in FFA and who exhibits the qualities and characteristics that exemplify the FFA creed.

    Gratitude for Life – for a student whose strength is gratitude for life and who shares that strength with others.

    Valedictorian – for a high school valedictorian who has a strong track record of helping others.

    Science – for a female student who plans to major in science. May apply for a second year if continuing to study science and maintaining satisfactory grades.

    Questions?

    Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to us at salemfoundation@pioneertrustbank.com.

    Apply Here:  https://ehoketrust.org/scholarships/

     


    Friends of Silverton FFA Scholarships-Class of 2018-Closed

    There are three scholarships for which you can apply, all three through the Friends of Silverton FFA:  The Friends of Silverton FFA Scholarship, the Les Schwab Incentive Scholarship and The Brad Jensen Memorial Scholarship. You use the same application for all three scholarships.

    Scholarship criteria: Each scholarship requirements vary, please see application for more information.

    Scholarship amount: Varies

    Application due date: Monday, April  9, 2018

    Application due to: FFA Advisors, Scott Towery or Sarah McArthur

    Additional forms to go with your applications:

    2018 FFA Scholarship Guidelines

    2018 Silverton FFA Les Schwab Bradley Jensen Scholarship application interactive

    2018 Blue Award Checklist for FFA Scholarship

    2018 White Award Checklist for FFA Scholarship

    2018 Gold Award Checklist for FFA Scholarship

    Applications (fillable): the Scholarship Coordinator, Mrs. Eberle will have to e-mail you this form.


    Frothy Fox Scholarship Fund-Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria:

    • The applicant must be working towards earning a standard or modified diploma from Silverton High School.
    • The applicant must be on an Individual Education Program (IEP) at Silverton High School.
    • The applicant must attach a current high school official transcript.
    • The applicant must complete a typed essay of 500-1000 words in length telling their story.
    • Submit to Steve Taray in room B128 by April 15 of their senior year.

    Scholarship amount:  Varies, minimum of $200-maximum of $400

    Application due date:  April 15, 2018

    Application: Frothy Fox Scholarship Application

    Awarded scholarship monies will expire one year after application deadline.


    Justin Little Memorial Scholarship -Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Awarded to one or more graduating high school seniors with an interest in America History who are planning  to attend an Oregon Community College, and who will be enrolled in at least two history courses during the coming academic year.

    Amount of Scholarship: $500.00

    Application due date: May 14, 2018

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Department

    Justin Little flier    Justin Little app


    Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: The Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary offers scholarships to qualified students who have chosen a medically related career.

    Application due date: February 23, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. (Application and all supporting documents must be in the scholarship chairman’s hand by this date and time.)

    Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail.

    Application due to: Silverton Health Auxiliary, c/o Scholarship Committee, PO Box 573, Silverton, OR  97381.

    Applications:Legacy Silverton Health Auxilary Application   or see Mrs. Eberle in the Counseling Center.


    Mabel Almquist Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: U.S. Citizens who are graduates of Silverton High School and who are full time undergraduate students at any public or private educational/vocational institution.  Students who have not yet graduated may apply, but must have graduated and be enrolled prior to distribution of the award.

    Scholarship amount: varies

    Scholarship due date: March 15, 2018

    Scholarship due to:  Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Scholarship application for high school seniorsMabel Almquist Scholarship Application 2018


    Michael Staab Memorial Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria:  Must be a current graduating senior football player.


    Mike Hannan Memorial Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Silverton High School graduate pursuing a fire science or emergency medical technology as a career.

    Scholarship amount: $500.00

    Application due date: May 1, 2018 by 3PM

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Department

    Click here for application : Mike Hannan Memorial Scholarship PDF


    Molalla Communications Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria:

    1. Graduating (or graduated) High School Students (or GED equivalent).
    2. High School Graduation date during the years 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015
    3. “C” or better cumulative grade average or completion of GED program.
    4. Continue education full-time at any qualified institution e.g., college, university, technical or trade school.
    5. Full-time as defined by the qualified institution
    1. Applicant and applicant’s parent/guardian must live within Molalla Communications’ service boundary and be MCC Members when applying and through application process.
    2. Complete and submit the scholarship application and submit official transcripts before April 15th, 2018.
    3. Submit school enrollment information (for funding) by November 30th, 2018.

    Link: https://ebill.molalla.net/ScholarshipSignup/


    Monitor Cooperative Telephone Company Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Eligibility: 

    • Be a graduating high school senior.
    • Be a United States citizen.
    • Be sponsored by a current NTCA member or FRED Donor circle member. (please contact your local telecommunications provider to determine if it is an NTCA member or FRED Donor Circle member and if it participating in the FRS college scholarship program).
    • Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
    • Have at least a C grade point average (GPA).
    • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.

    Application due date: March 1, 2018

    Application due to: FRS

    Link: https://www.frs.org


    OSEA Chapter 148 Classified Employees Scholarship –Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Qualified senior students who are  immediate family members of current Silver Falls School District classified employees that are OSEA Chapter 148 members in good standing (family members of fair-share employees are not eligible). Equal consideration will be given to applicants who attend high schools other than Silverton High School.

    Scholarship amount: The OSEA Chapter 148 will award a combined $1,500 in scholarships

    Application due date: April 13, 2018 by 3PM

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for applicationSilver Falls Chapter 148 Scholarship Application


    P.E.O. Chapter CX Vicki Harris Memorial Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.  This scholarship is available to Silverton High School senior women who plan to attend an accredited Oregon institution for the academic year 2018/2019.

    Scholarship amount: TBA

    Application due date: March 8, 2018

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click for application (two parts):

    P E O Chapter CX Scholarship Application 2018

    PEO Chapter CX INCOME AND EXPENSE STATEMENT


    Ronald and Sara Burr Scholarship Fund – Class of 2018-Closed

    This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Silverton High School and Stayton High School who are matriculating to a four-year college or university for a Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of agriculture or education are eligible to apply.  Up to two scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 will be awarded, depending upon qualified applicants, and may be awarded in any configuration between the two eligible schools (i.e., Silverton High could have 0, 1, or 2 scholarship recipients).

    The amount of assistance will be $5,000.00 per year, for each of four immediately subsequent years of college, up to a maximum of $20,000.00.  It is an eligibility-dependent scholarship, meaning that scholarship winners must continue to meet eligibility requirements in order to receive the scholarship funds. Additionally, this scholarship is restricted for use for tuition only.

    The eligibility requirements are as follows:

    1. Attendance at a four-year college or university.
    2. Field of study: Education or Agriculture.

     

    In order to receive the scholarship funds after the first year of college, the above two requirements must continue to be met, with this additional requirement:

    1. Satisfactory progress toward a Bachelor’s Degree in the stated field.

     

    If a student changes his or her major/field of study, attends a two-year college (or any configuration other than 4-year), fails to maintain acceptable grades, or drops out of school, the student will not meet the eligibility requirements and we will not be able to distribute the scholarship to the student.

    Students do change their minds between the time that they complete their applications and starting college in the Fall, so the committee will name two alternates in case that happens.

    Applications will be accepted between January 1, 2018 and April 2, 2018

    Applications due to (mail or deliver):

    The Ronald and Sara Burr Fund, Scholarship Committee, c/o Pioneer Trust Bank, N.A., 109 Commercial St. N.E., PO Box 2305, Salem, OR  97308

    Click here for application: Burr Fund Application 2017-2018


    Rotary Club of Silverton Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Graduating Senior

    Scholarship amount: Varies

    Scholarship due date: April 13, 2018

    Scholarship due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for application: Rotary Scholarship Application Class of 2018


    Silver Falls Education Association -Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: The Silver Falls Education Association will award a scholarship to a graduating senior student who is a child of a certified staff member who is an ACTIVE member of the Silver Falls education Association and OEA.  An active member requires that certified teacher be enrolled in the SFEA/OEA, not just pay the fair share dues.  Equal consideration will be given to applicants who attend high schools other than Silverton High School.  If awarded the SFEA Scholarship must be claimed no later than (one) 1 calendar year after the scholarship is awarded.  Students may apply for this scholarship up to three years following their high school graduation, but the award is a ONE TIME scholarship and cannot be renewed.

    • Applicants must have an accumulative 3.00 GPA.
    • Applicants must plan on pursuing their education following high school graduation.
    • Applicants must submit an application, transcript, a brief explanation of how the scholarship money will be used, and one page typed essay.  (See application for more details)

    Scholarship amount: $500.00

    Application due date: May 4, 2018, 3PM

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for application: Silver Falls Education Association Scholarship Application


    Silver Fox Foundation – Evelyn Bye Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Qualified applicants who are graduating in 2018 and desire to apply for the Evelyn Bye Scholarship  scholarships sponsored by the Silver Fox Foundation.  Scholarship awards are available for both vocational and academic pursuits (2 year and 4 year schools of advanced training including colleges and universities).  Awards will be granted only to Silverton High School graduates who will be attending full time as an undergraduate student, any public or private post-high school educational/vocational institution in the United States for the full academic year.

    Scholarship amounts: $1,000, $500, $500

    Scholarship due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Scholarship due date: April 2, 2018 before  3:00 PM

    Application: Silver Fox Foundation (Evelyn Bye Scholarship) Application Form SY 18-19


    Silverton Flywheels Car Club – Class of 2018-Closed

    The Jon Dunn Memorial and Bob Bullard Memorial Scholarships will be given to senior students who are currently participating or have participated in the Mechanical Technology Program at Silverton High School.  The Scholarship winners will be chosen by members of the Silverton Flywheels Car Club; and selections will be based upon the sincere interest in auto mechanics and specialties.  Applicants are not required to enter into the automotive Industry, they may attend any school and any major or field after high school.  Applicants must be an enthusiast for the restoration and collection of automobiles.

    Scholarship amount: Bob Bullard-$2000, Jon Dunn – one for $500 and one for $1000

    Scholarship due date: April 10, 2018

    Scholarship due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for application: Silverton Fly Wheels Car Club Application 2018


    Silverton High School Alumni Association Scholarships – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria:  Graduating seniors or post high school graduates of Silverton High School

    Please visit the Silverton High School Alumni Association Website:  http://www.shsfoxes.com/

    Application due date: March 15, 2018 by 3PM

    Application due to:  Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for application Application-Form-SY-18-19-12.1.17


    Silverton High School Business & Technology Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria:

    • Involvement with the Business Management and Technology CTE program at Silverton High School by earning a minimum of 2 credits within the program of study
    • Have plans to pursue a profession in Business and/or Technology at a community college, university, technical or trade school
    • Maintained a 3.0 GPA

     

    Required Documents:

    • Provide evidence supporting your confidence in career choice through related work experience, club involvement, competitions, etc. in resume format.
    • Provide a cover letter describing your professional pursuits and how your involvement in the Business Management and Technology program at Silverton High School helped you prepare for your post-secondary planning.
    • Provide two letters of recommendation.
    • Provide a copy of an official or unofficial transcript.

    Amount: $1,000 awarded to one male and one female

    Due: All documents are due by Friday, May 4, 2018 to Mrs. Eberle in the Counseling & Career Center.


    Silverton Kiwanis Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Graduating senior or individual in the community for the purpose of furthering his or her education in any post-secondary college, community college or vocation school.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students who are wholly or partially dependent on their own resources to finance their education.

    Scholarship amount:  Up to three $500.00 scholarships and one $1,000.00 scholarship to both general and Key Club applicants this year.  In order to qualify for the Key Club scholarship, you must be an active and dues-paying member of Key Club.

    Application due date: March 31, 2018

    Application due to: John Ort, C/O Silverton Kiwanis , 309 N. First Street, Silverton, OR  97381

    Click here for applicationSilverton Kiwanis Scholarship Application


    Silverton Lions Club Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship criteria: Be active in school activities or athletics, 3.0 CUM GPA after 7th high school semester, financial need, enroll in fall term of four year college of choice pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

    Scholarship amount: varies

    Application due date:  Friday, April 6, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Center

    Click here for application:  Silverton Lions Club Scholarship Application


    Silverton Opportunity Grant – Class of 2018-Closed

    Women in Local Leadership

    Silverton Opportunity supports Silverton area women in their efforts to strengthen our community and its families through leadership and involvement.  We support women through fundraising, grants, outreach, and education.

    The application window for the 2018 Student Opportunity Grants are open. Final submission deadline is midnight May 18, 2018.

    STUDENT GRANTS ($500) — Applicants should send an email or letter including

    • Name – Birthdate – Home Address – Email Address – Telephone Number
    • 300-500 word essay. Silverton Opportunity seeks creative pieces that speak about the importance of having women in leadership, and how they hope to help empower themselves and others after they leave school. Essays should talk about post-high school plans, and how this grant would help them toward their goals. See past recipient page for ideas. https://www.silvertonopportunity.org/

    EMAIL TO: silvertonopportunity@gmail.com

    MAIL TO: Silverton Opportunity PO BOX 694 Silverton, Oregon 97381

     


    Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club Scholarship – Class of 2018-Closed

    Scholarship amount: $500.00 (four students selected)

    Application due date: April 2, 2018

    Application due to: Heidi Eberle, Scholarship Coordinator, Silverton High School Counseling Office

    Click here for applicationSilverton Zenith Woman’s Club Scholarship Application


    Stayton Cooperative Telephone Company (SCTC)-Closed

    Awards:

    • Number of Scholarships determined annually.
    • All awards to be determined by random drawing.
    • Winners will be notified by mail.

    Application Procedure: Complete the application form and return by email to marilyn@sctcweb.com or by mail to SCTC,

    Attention: Scholarship Award Program, 502 N. 2nd Ave, PO Box 477, Stayton OR 97383. Deadline: Hand delivered or RECEIVED (not postmarked) in the mail by March 27, 2018.

    Applications are available on our website: http://www.sctcweb.com/, under ‘Community’. This application consists of two parts. Both parts must be completed and submitted to be included in a drawing for scholarships. Part A will determine your eligibility; Part B is a questionnaire about SCTC (Stayton Cooperative Telephone Company). All answers to Part B are available on our website at http://www.sctcweb.com/

    Eligibility and rules:

    • Applicant must complete and return application form by stated deadline.
    • **Parent/Guardian MUST have phone or internet/broadband with SCTC/PTC/SCS and be a member in good standing. Their place of employment does not qualify unless they are the owner of the business and that business has phone or internet/broadband with SCTC/PTC/SCS.
    • Must be a graduating high school senior. Home-schooled students are also eligible.
    • Recipient must be accepted by an accredited college, university or trade school.
    • One entry per person. Scholarship is not transferable nor is any substitution or cash equivalent permitted.
    • Winners selected by random drawing.
    • All decisions of the scholarship committee are final.

    Willamette Valley Road Runners- Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    Kelsy Oldham was a 13 year old talented runner and good student who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on her way to compete in the Junior National Olympics in 1997. In her memory two (2) annual $2,000.00 scholarships have been established, one to a Senior female student and one to a Senior male student. Those eligible are mid Willamette Valley High School Seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in academics, leadership, and running. These individuals should be a team player who has participated in either cross-country, track and field, or in a running related activity. They should demonstrate a positive attitude, perseverance, be a motivator, and have good attendance at their running activities and school.

    1. Scholarships will be awarded to both a male and female worthy graduating senior who plans to attend a two or four-year school of Higher Education.

    2. The applicant must meet the minimum academic requirements for college/university admission. Include the most current academic transcript.

    3. The applicant shall submit a typed and signed, essay, which includes the following:

    a) Description of extra-curricular community services activities;

    b) A narrative of desired educational institution, career aspirations, degree sought, and future plans;

    c) Brief personal assessment of weaknesses and strengths;

    d) Family information (including justification for financial assistance).

    4. Include three letters of reference. These shall be typed or legibly written, signed, and must accompany your application. One reference shall be from a high school teacher, one reference from the individual’s coach, and one reference shall be from another adult who shall be a non-school related person such as a pastor, scout leader, or individual who is not a family member.

     

    5. On or before January 12, 2018, please deliver the completed application and references to:

    Kelsy Oldham Scholarship
    c/o Willamette Valley Road Runners
    PO Box 4002
    Salem, OR 97302-1002

    Questions: Elisabeth Saxe, at saxonrunner@gmail.com

    The Kelsy Oldham Scholarship will be awarded during the Willamette Valley Road Runners Award Banquet in January.

    Applications are available in the Silverton High School Counseling & Career Center, see Mrs. Eberle.


    ELKs National Foundation, Inc Most Valuable Student Scholarship- Class of 2018 – Closed

    Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance fulfill their dreams of attending college.  Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at our near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers.

    The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide.  The first-and second-place awards are among the largest scholarships provided  by any major fraternal or service organization.

    Eligibility: Any high school student who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on: Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial need.

    Scholarship deadline: November 27, 2017.  Applications must be submitted online on or before November 27, 2017.  The selection of winners begins at the local Lodge level and continues through the district, state and national judging.  The top 20 finalists are invited to attend a Leadership Weekend, April 26-29, 2018.

    Link: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm


    Fraternal Order of Eagles Youth Scholarship- Class of 2018 Closed

    Woodburn Eagles, Aerie #3284 motto is “People Helping People” and they try to do all they can for our local community and schools.

    Scholarship criteria:

    1. The contest is divided into two sections.  The first section will be judged on contestant’s appearance and a two-minute impromptu speech.  Topics will be drawn from envelopes.  One-half point will be deducted for each minute over or under the allotted time.
    2. The second section will be for presentation of the contestant’s talent which is not to exceed four minutes.  There will  be a 20-minute break for contestants to change costumes if necessary, between the first and second sections.
    3. A special committee will be in charge of the judges, and will brief the contestants before the contest.
    4. Any contestant who has already won a first place in this contest may not enter again.
    5. Winners have 24 months in which to claim their scholarships.
    6. Contestants must be between 16 and 22 years of age, married or single, male or female.
    7. There will be three scholarships awarded.  Typical awards are: first place – $1000.00 scholarship, second place – $750.00 scholarship, third place – $500.00 scholarship.

    Scholarship deadline:  October 30, 2017

    Link:  Fraternal Order of Eagles Scholarship Entry Form

    Entry forms are also available in the Counseling & Career Center, please see Mrs. Eberle.


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    STATE SCHOLARSHIP LIST:


    COSA Scholarships  (Confederation of Oregon School Administrators)-Class of 2018-Closed

    Student Selection Criteria:

    • Must be enrolled in an Oregon public high school
    • Must identify an Oregon college or university he/she plans to attend and indicate the field of study
    • Should be active in community and school activities
    • Should posses a 3.5 GPA accumulative or higher as of the last posted grading period
    • Will submit a one-page essay about background, influences and goals
    • Will secure the endorsement (letter of rec.) and signature of a COSA member
    • Will enroll the fall term he/she graduates from high school
    • High school registrar must initial GPA on application form and student must sign application
    • Include copy of current transcript

    Application must be postmarked by March 1, 2018.

    Link to application:  https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/members/scholarships

     


    Mathematics Education Scholarship Awards (MESA) program at Eastern Oregon University-Class of 2018-Closed

    MESA is a major scholarship program designed to help bring capable, undergraduate students to EOU to help pursue Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and to be prepared for entry into the Masters of Teaching/Teacher Licsensure program in our College of Education.

    Scholarship awards will range from $2,000 to $4,000 per year and may be renewed annually until graduation.  Each year up to 10 MESA scholarships will be awarded.  To be eligible for the MESA scholarship, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or above from their high school (or previous college).  The following criteria will be used to rank eligible applicants:

    • Essay describing why student is pursuing a teaching career.
    • Math teacher recommendations(s)
    • Math coursework at prior school (high school and/or previous college)
    • Membership in underrepresented population in mathematics teaching (gender, social economic status, ethnicity, rural background).

    MESA applications received by February 1st will be reviewed by the MESA committee and applicants will be notified of award decisions by March 1st.  Applications received after February 1st, will be responded within 45 days.

    Deadline:  March 1, 2018 at 11:39 PM PST (midnight)

    Link:  https://www.eou.edu/fao/scholarships/mesa-information/


    OASSA YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) awards two $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Oregon public high schools.  The scholarships may be used for a 2 or 4 year college or university or trade or professional/technical school.  These two scholarships are for a son, daughter, or dependent child of an OASSA member who meet the following criteria:

    STUDENT SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • Must be a graduating senior from an Oregon pubolic high school
    • Must be a dependent child (son, daughter, step-child) of an OASSA member
    • Must submit a completed application by the due date
    • Must have made a significant contribution to their school and/or community
    • Must secure a letter of recommendation from a school COSA member
    • Must secure a letter of recommendation from a school or community member
    • Will enroll the fall term following his/her graduation from high school
    • Must secure the signatures of the applicant, principal, and OASSA member parent
    • Must include copy of most recent school transcript

    For more information and link to application, click here:  https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/members/scholarships

    Due date:  postmarked by March 22, 2018


    Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship Sponsored by the Harrington Family Foundation-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship is a renewable four-year collegiate scholarship program eligible for current Oregon high school seniors who are emerging leaders, and plan to attend an Oregon university, college or trade school. This need-based scholarship focuses on an individual’s involvement in his or her community, rather than academic or athletic performance. Four scholarships will be awarded for the 2018/19 academic year. Each scholarship is worth $2,500 per year, for a total of $10,000 per student. The scholarship is valid only at an Oregon accredited college, university or trade school. Interviews with the Harrington Family Foundation Scholarship Committee may be conducted for scholarship finalists.

    Application due date:  April 2, 2018

    Link:  http://harringtonfamilyfoundation.slideroom.com/


    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility- Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    It is with great pleasure that Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces our tenth annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. Any 11th or 12th grade Oregon high school student may enter by submitting an original essay, poem or narrative work (maximum 600 words) in response to the following question:

    “What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?

    Submission deadline:  Monday, March 5, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

    Click here for more details:  http://www.oregonpsr.org/greenfield_peace_writing_scholarship


    Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship Program- Class of 2018-Closed

    A $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors is offered to recognize graduates from each of the Oregon Wheat Growers League counties or regions. To be eligible to apply for this award, the student’s family must be a grower member of the OWGL or an employee of a grower member.  The scholarship is also offered to high school seniors who work part time for a grower member.

    A scholarship may be awarded in one of the following wheat producing counties or regions: Central Oregon, Gilliam, Klamath, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union/Baker, Wallowa, Wasco, North Willamette Valley and South Willamette Valley.

    All applicants must be planning to enroll in a University or two-year Community College with the intent of completing a bachelor’s degree.

    Application Due Date:  February 1, 2018

    Download applications at: http://www.owgl.org/foundation/scholarship-award-program/


     Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Oregon high school senior from a family affected by alcohol or drug addiction.  Affected by addiction means you have been raised by a parent or guardian who has experienced addiction or you have abused alcohol or drugs and are now pursuing recovery.

    One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2018.  It will be allocated in $2,500 installments over four years.

    • To be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship you will need to include in your application a one page (maximum) letter of support from a teacher, coach, school counselor, adult mentor, pastor, etc. describing your character and why they would recommend you for this scholarship.
    • Several other scholarships of various amounts will be awarded in 2018.  To be eligible for the scholarships less than $10,000 you do not need a letter of support.

    Apply online at https://alforthanscholarship.com/how-to-apply/

    Application Due Date:  Monday, February 5, 2018


     The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship- Class of 2018-Closed

    In 2008, Kaiser Permanente Northwest founded the Health Care Career Scholarship Program to help students in Oregon and Southwest Washington achieve their dreams of becoming health care professionals. Since then, Kaiser Permanente Northwest has invested more than $3.3 million in the program, including scholarship awards totaling nearly $3.1 million.

    Scholarships are awarded annually to at least one qualified senior at each of 133 public high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, which spans from north of Longview, Washington, to Eugene, Oregon.

    Of the more than 1,100 students who have received more than 1,200 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarships since the program’s inaugural year (2008-2009):

    • 70 percent are first-generation college-bound students.
    • 67 percent are from diverse backgrounds.
    • 58 percent are economically disadvantaged.
    • 56 percent are bilingual.

    Scholarship amounts for college-bound high school seniors are $2,000, $5,000, or $10,000. The majority of the scholarships are for $2,000. Those in higher amounts are awarded to the most qualified applicants from across all eligible high schools. The $5,000 and $10,000 awards are split into two equal payments distributed in fall of the first and second years of college.  All awards are nonrenewable.

    Once scholarship recipients have reached their second year of college, they are eligible to:

    • Apply to be considered for an additional one-time scholarship to be utilized toward their third year of college.
    • Apply for paid summer internships at Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser Scholars are considered a key talent pool for summer internship positions).

    The scholarship program aims to facilitate the entrance of diverse and/or economically or socially disadvantaged students into college and the health care professions. However, all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria, with the majority of the evaluation focused on non-academic information:

    • Academic achievement
    • Engagement in activities (extracurricular, community service, and/or work)
    • Commitment to a career in health care
    • Character qualities
    • Diversity characteristics
    • Economic and/or social disadvantage

    For more information about the Health Care Career Scholarship Program, please see the application web site, which includes a comprehensive “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section.

    Application Deadline:  December 13, 2017, 5 p.m. Pacific time. Late applications are not accepted.


     College JumpStart Scholarship

    An award for motivated students

    It is a very easy scholarship to apply for. Students must meet the following requirements:

    1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student;
    2) U.S. citizen or legal resident;
    3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S.
    4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

     

    Students can fill out the application at the link below.

    http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/home/2017/4/20/fall-scholarship-is-now-open.html


    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program-Class of 2018-Closed

    This is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best 4-year colleges and universities.

    Students selected as Jack Kent Cooke Scholars may receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholar community.

    The foundation will select up to 40 applicants nationwide for this highly selective scholarship.

    As minimum criteria students must:

    • Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the coming spring.
    • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college beginning the following fall.
    • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school.
    • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15% (SAT critical readin/math 1200+, ACT composite 26+)
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Link:  http://www.jkcf.org/cty-college

    Due date:  November 30, 2017 at noon ET


    Current and Former Foster Youth-Class of 2018

    You may be eligible to receive assistance with postsecondary education and training needs.  At a minimum, students must complete the FAFSA. In addition, students from foster care should also complete the Chaffee Education and Training Grant – a two page application available through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission at www.osac.state.or.us/chafeeetv.html.  See your counselor for more information.

    For more information visit http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/fostercare/Pages/ind_living/ilp.aspx


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    College Board’s Scholarship Search

    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#


    Scholarship Guidance – Multiple Scholarship Listings

    Link: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/all_scholarships.php


    School Soup  Multiple Scholarship Listings

    Link: http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory/

    SchoolSoup offers tips for writing winning scholarship essays:

    • Start by going through all the scholarships you’re planning to apply for and determining if an essay is required. If you’re not sure, contact the institution awarding the scholarship.
    • Make a list of deadlines for the applications, giving you a minimum of three to four weeks to work on the essay component
    • Read the essay requirements carefully.
    • Read more

    Fastweb – Scholarship Matches, College Resources, Financial Aid Tips, Internship Opportunities

    Link: www.fastweb.com


    Oregon Gear Up

    Link:  http://oregongearup.org/calendar/scholarship


    Student Scholarships

    Link:  http://www.studentscholarships.org


    Tuition Funding Sources 

    Link: www.tuitionfundingsources.com


  • SAT

    Link: collegeboard.org for test dates and registration information


    ACT

    Link: actstudent.org for test dates and registration information


  • National Scholarship List:


    Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship-Closed

     The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

    • High school seniors
    • Undergraduate students (all years)
    • Community college students transferring to four year universities
    • Graduate Students

    AWARD

    Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
    • S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

    OTHER

    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    • Emphasis on STEM majors

    DEADLINE

    April 15, 2018

    APPLY HERE

    https://www.hsf.net/scholarship


    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Eligibility:

    • Be a graduating high school senior;
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
    • Show leadership potential;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
    • Present evidence of financial need;
    • Be a United States citizen;
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
    • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year College when applying for the scholarship.

    Scholarship due date:  February 1, 2018

    Scholarship amount:  $28,000 over four years

    Link: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/


    LGBTQ Scholarships (over 50 different scholarships, one application)-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Pride Foundation awards scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight ally student leaders in the Northwest.  Scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education.

    Application deadline:  January 12, 2018 at 5:00pm PST

    Link: https://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

     


    The Great Scholarship Program-Class of 2018-Closed

    Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest haircare brand, is sponsoring the Great Scholarship Program, in memory of Alice Madden Barton, by setting aside $100,000 to distribute in scholarships for high school students in North America who are interested in pursuing a cosmetology career and current cosmetology school students.

    The Great Scholarship Program aims to promote careers in cosmetology and at Great Clips salons to high school and cosmetology school students by providing tuition assistance or cosmetology tools to get them started.  Scholarship values are determined by local Great Clips salon owners, who evaluate and select winners.

    Application deadline:  March 31, 2018

    Link:  http://greatclipscareers.com/scholarships


    Discover – College Covered Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Discover – College Covered $2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/. No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.
    We also have a Scholarship Search tool where students can search 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion, and no registration is required.

    As students prepare to complete their college applications, https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/ has helpful content on getting into college. Be sure to check out the article on how to make a college essay stand out as well as other helpful information related to the college application process.

    Enter by December 31, 2017


    Daughters of the American Revolution- The Swadley Horticulture Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who will be entering an accredited college or university located in the United States as a freshman with a major in horticulture.  The applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the state of California.  The scholarship shall cover full or partial tuition and full or partial funding for room and board, books and educational supplies. The actual amount of the scholarship will be determined each year based on the income generated by the principal of the fund.

    Applications available online at: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0

    Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST)


    Daughters of the American Revolution- The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship

    The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship as a one-time preferred amount of up to $5,000 which shall be given annually to a male or female music student who is pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Performance material (mp3 file) must be submitted with the application. Click here for mp3 file submission instructions. This substantial scholarship is for one year, and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year, for four years based on maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

    Applications available online at: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0

    Email completed scholarship application form to: NLButcherMusicScholarship@NSDAR.org

    Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST)


    Daughters of the American Revolution- The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded for up to four years to two well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period of up to four years of study. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.

    Applications available online at: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0

    Email completed scholarship application form to: LillianArthurDunnScholarship@NSDAR.org

    Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST)


    Daughters of the American Revolution- The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.  This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of our country’s history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter.

    The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

    Applications available online at: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc

    Email completed scholarship application form to: PittengerAmerHistoryScholarship@NSDAR.org

    Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST)


    Daughters of the American Revolution- The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in the preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

    This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript. Renewal transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General by July 1 of the year of renewal or the scholarship is forfeited.

    Applications available online at: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

    Email completed scholarship application form to: REDeanScholarship@NSDAR.org

    Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST)


    Parentinn-Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    All participants will have to research and submit a 600 – 1000 words regarding the following topic:

    Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.

    In the content, make sure to include the following ideas:

    • Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?
    • How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?

    The best submission will be selected and rewarded, $1250 will be given to Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students – $1250 will be given to High School Students, which can be used in course materials or other resources.

    Eligibility:

    Student, who is U.S. citizen/ currently attending or planning to attend an U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college, is eligible to participate in our scholarship program.

    Application form and full eligibility criteria available at:  http://www.Parentinn.com/Scholarship

    Deadline for submission: Feb 28th, 2018.

     


    Redfin Scholarship-Class of 2018-Closed

    Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor.

    Scholarship Details:

    This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We are looking forward to reading each submission!

    The $2,500 biannual scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. We will accept submissions from November 1st through January 31st!

    You can find all the information related to the scholarship on the link below.

    Eligibility

    • Legal U.S. resident
    • Eighteen years of age or older
    • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
    • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

     

    Google for Education

    Click this link for 7 scholarships specific to students pursuing a career in computer science:  https://edu.google.com/scholarships/

     


  • Scholarships – Class of 2018 Quick Look